Absent or not voting - Senator Taylor - 1.
Senate Bill 473
Relating to: terms of office of and vacancies in the office of county highway commissioner.
Read a second time.
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 473 offered by Senator Brown.
The question was: Adoption of Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 473?
Ordered to a third reading.
Senator Schultz, with unanimous consent, asked that the bill be considered for final action at this time.
Read a third time and passed.
Senator Schultz, with unanimous consent, asked that Senate Joint Resolution 60 be withdrawn from the committee on Senate Organization and taken up.
Senate Joint Resolution 60
Relating to: recognizing February 2006 as American Heart Month and February 3, 2006, as Wear Red For Women Day.
Senator Schultz, with unanimous consent, asked that all action be immediately messaged to the Assembly.
Senator Wirch, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of the 60th wedding anniversary of Albert W. "Al" and Hazel N. Basten. The Bastens, 83 year residents of Kenosha, have two children, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. The attribute their lasting relationship to a strong faith in god, trust in each other, and a loving family.
Senator Coggs, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of the life of Coretta Scott King. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was a booming voice for civil rights. But as they say, behind every good man is a good woman. There was a good woman who was right beside Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King, who passed away yesterday. Dr. King was the voice, but she was the foundation. When he died, she took over and she raised that family. In the black community, the Kings were considered royalty. Coretta Scott King, the matriarch of the King family has died. Senator Coggs asks that everyone take the dream that Martin Luther King gave his life for, that Coretta Scott King lived her life for, and work that it may continue.
Senator Miller, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of Stoughton High School, winners of the Economics Wisconsin's Fall 2005 Stock Market Simulation.
Senator Robson, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of the birthday of her staff member, Nadine Gratz.
Senator Schultz, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of Assistant Chief Clerk of the Senate, Jeff Renk who is celebrating a birthday today. Many know Jeff is a fan of William Shatner who played Captain Kirk on TV and in movies and who now stars as Denny Crane in the hit TV show "Boston Legal." In fact when the Chief Clerk's office moved into the building late last year, Jeff started referring to Chief Clerk Marchant's office as "the captain's quarters" and the Senate floor as "the bridge." But, it didn't take. Jeff in fact once dreamed of serving as a Security Officer on the U.S.S. Enterprise which led him to learn Karate. Jeff recently topped out at a red stripe belt, the 9th level, before his body gave out. However Jeff continues to live vicariously through his 11 year-old son, Matt, who is a black belt. Bipartisanship. The final frontier. These are the duties of the Assistant Chief Clerk. His ongoing mission, to seek out new life and civilization among illogical Senators. To boldly go into his 46th year and have a Happy Birthday where no man, no one, has gone before.
Senator Taylor, with unanimous consent, asked that when the Senate adjourn, it do so in honor of the late Coretta Scott King. Coretta Scott King was a civil rights activist before she met her husband, the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and together they organized and participated in some of the hallmark moments of the civil rights movement. Mrs. King stood as a pillar of strength in a family that endured discrimination, beatings, a bombing, and ultimately the assassination of her husband in 1968. After her husband's death, Coretta Scott King carried the torch of the civil rights movement into the twenty-first century. She ran the King Center in Atlanta until turning it over to her son in 1994. Through Mrs. King's work, the Center became known as a world leader in advocating for human rights and equality; and opposing gun violence in our streets and in our media. Coretta Scott King was a devoted wife and mother, yet her life transcended these roles as she became a symbol of strength and perseverance for the non-violent civil rights struggle across the world. Coretta Scott King passed away last night in Atlanta at the age of seventy-eight.
Senator Schultz, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn until Thursday, February 2.
Senate amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 84 offered by Senator Olsen.
Senate substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 525 offered by Senator Brown.